You have to physically get off the ferry in Tortola. Pay your $5 departure tax there & go thru customs (much smaller operation then the airports obviously) But you still have to remove your belt, shoes, crap from your pockets etc. Carry on, purse etc. go thru the scanner. So depending on how full the ferry is & if anyone has an issue?
Then everyone back on the ferry. It actually sounds longer then what it takes, but factor in some time (30 min tops) & you should be good.
With our experience, this was a direct ferry on a Thursday.
It's what our 2:40 pm Speedy ferry did anyway?
Our 5 pm Speedy ferry from STT to VG on a Thursday was direct (no stops) to VG.
Go for the non stop ferry..
Question, Isn't it mandatory to stop in Tortola when leaving VG to pay the tax? I thought the only non stop ferries were for arrivals only. Please clarify. Thanks!
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